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"The Poisoner's Guide to Life" by Prof D. Blum, 28 Nov, Wellington

Professor Deborah Blum

The Poisoner's Guide to Life

Wellington | 6pm Thursday 28 November | Te Whare Aparangi | RSNZ

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist, columnist for the New York Times and Professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please vote for a photo

Please vote for your favourite photo in the competition. There are 16 great photos at

VOTES Done in October on Facebook at or, for those not on Facebook, via email to . Only one vote per person is allowed.

WINNERS are to be announced at the Met Society Conference and on our web sites in Nov 2013 and also in our newsletter in Dec 2013.




Official notice to members for AGM 2013



You are invited to attend our 34th Annual General Meeting

This is planned for around 5:30pm

at the end of the second day of our Annual Conference

at Seminar Room, Convention Centre, The Square, Palmerston North.

on Wednesday20 Nov 2013.


CLNZ Writer's Awards 2013

Are you writing a "weather" book or science biography? Like to get $32 000 support? Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) annually awards grants to authors working on nonfiction books. The 2013 awards went to Geoff Chapple and Margaret Pointer on 5 September for books they are writing about travel in New Zealand and WWI in Nuie, respectively. If you are writing, you may wish to consider applying in 2014 (see The dealine is usually in June.

Retention and Disposal of historic weather charts held by NIWA.

Retention and Disposal of historic weather charts held by NIWA.


Dear Climate and Weather enthusiast of New Zealand.


Regarding attached DRAFT appraisal of future of 'Park Road Store' weather maps:

This is to invite your comment on NIWA plans to dispose and/or transfer to Archives NZ historic weather charts held in NIWA paper archives. Details of the plans can be found in attached draft plan developed with Archives NZ.

In Summary:


Do any of these records include those from the South Pacific Islands that the former New Zealand Meteorological Service manage and operate until the late mid 1980s/early 1990s?


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